Clayton, Missouri, nationally recognized as one of the best places to live in the country and a leader in the St. Louis metropolitan area, is looking for its next City Manager. Through a united effort on the part of its residents, business community, and City government, a unique balance between a vibrant business community and premier residential living is sustained in the City of Clayton. The City serves as a second downtown to the St. Louis area, has exceptional schools, and is a truly special place to live and work. The City has a long history of good government, and has had highly capable, stable, political, and administrative leadership.
Serving at the pleasure of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, the City Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization, provides policy support to elected officials, manages the work of City personnel, and exercises budgetary and contractual control over the City’s revenue and expenses. The City Manager currently has ten direct reports, which includes the City Clerk, City Attorney, Director of Economic Development, Director of Finance and Administration, Director of Planning and Development, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Director of Public Works, Director of Parks and Recreation, and the Assistant to the City Manager.
Experience and Education
The minimum qualifications for this position are a bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of local government experience with demonstrated leadership as a manager, assistant manager, or department director, and experience working in a council-manager form of government. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, ICMA-CM, and demonstrated success in economic development and redevelopment, building strong intergovernmental partnerships, strategic planning and implementation, effective use of data to drive decision-making, and working in a community with excellence in customer service and community engagement. Experience working in a jurisdiction with a university, large daytime population, and sophisticated constituency is also preferred.
Residency within a reasonable period after appointment is required.
The expected hiring range for this position is $175,000–$198,000, depending on qualifications. The City of Clayton offers an excellent benefits package. Relocation and housing assistance will be part of the consideration of total compensation.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at www.thenovakconsultinggroup.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume with salary history. Open until filled with first review of applications on October 7, 2019.
About City of Clayton, MO
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